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School Nursing Service

The School Nursing Service delivers the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) for children and young people who are aged between five and nineteen years old. School Nurses are Registered Nurses who have graduate level public health qualifications in the health needs of children and young people. We work in teams supported by community staff nurses, nursery nurses, clinical support workers and administrative staff. We work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and community.

We can offer support, advice and signposting for a range of health issues including emotional health and behaviour, growing up, puberty & sexual health, smoking & alcohol, medical needs, healthy eating and lifestyles. We offer health reviews to school aged children at key transition times (for example year 7), and when a child or young person is referred to Walsall School Nursing Service. We also deliver the National Child Measurement Programme.

Every school has a named school nurse (see document)

Looking after a child’s health has demonstrable benefits to their enjoyment, engagement and attainment in school (see Pupil health and wellbeing document)

Single Point of Access:

Harden Health Centre,
Harden Road,
Walsall WS3 1ET

Telephone: 01922 423349

Email: schoolnursing@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

website: https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/school-nursing.aspx

Twitter: @SchoolNWalsall

See attached Referral criteria, guidelines and referral form

For further information visit the website: https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/school-nursing.aspx

Schools and other education providers can access free PSHE resources on http://www.easysre.net/